Liner Notes

WMOT Liner Notes is a place for music lovers to catch up on album releases, live video streams and behind the scenes news. 

Betsy Phillips

New York raised, Nashville based Jillette Johnson has announced the release of her third album, It’s A Beautiful Day and I Love You, due February 12, 2021 and she’s given us two singles so far. I caught up with Jillette about “Annie” and “I Shouldn’t Go Anywhere”, new merch (a previous Jillette Johnson tee is my most worn band tee ever) and getting to make music with friends.

AnaLee: “Annie” is your newest single and it is one fun, upbeat, very catchy song. Talk a little bit about the inspiration for this one. 

Chris Phelps

Brandy Clark and Brandi Carlile team up to reveal the commonality of pain, on the new song “Same Devil.” The double-barreled powerhouse of Clark and Carlile is stunning. With a morose tinge, the duo invites us to feel the pain of other people, particularly those who we are ideologically opposed. “Same Devil” is a song for right now and does something very different than most political songs. Clark and Carlile want us to see the other side and how we all struggle. 


Rachel Moore

I used to run into Joel King, bassist/vocalist for The Wild Feathers, and his wife Heather at the Kroger where I shop. Now I don’t even get out of my car when I go there so, no more casual catch-up chats. I’ve been wondering what the band has been up to during the pandemic after their tour with Blackberry Smoke was canceled in March. I remember seeing them play backstage at 3rd and Lindsley, then headline and sell out that venue and onto their sold out Ryman Auditorium show in June of 2016. They recorded that show and released Live at The Ryman in November of the same year.

Matt Hoots

Today in Liner Notes we get to know Nashville independent artist, Laura Mustard. I found her fun, upbeat style to be infectious, with a nice shot of whimsy. She works as a speech-language pathologist during the day and often uses music therapy and songwriting in her work with special needs children. Today, Laura releases her sophomore ep, Treehouse and I asked her to tell us a little about it, about herself, her love of banjo and the videos for the tracks, “Eager” and "Nobody's Road".

Martyn Atkins

This week there is exciting new music from Tom Petty, Otis Gibbs, and a body shaking collaboration with The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band and Dom Flemons featuring Steve Cropper and Scot Sutherland.